In Confessions of a Reformission Rev. (pp. 116-17) Mark Driscoll talks about the four major aspects of a worship service: singing songs, partaking of communion, praying, and preaching. Driscoll pastors Mars Hill in Seattle. Here is what he says:

Most churches virtually, if not entirely, omit at least one of these four major aspects of worship for the sake of time. Mars Hill began with only a few songs, a sermon, and monthly communion but over the years has grown to include each of the four major aspects of a worship service. Because of this, our worship service takes up to two hours and is an event that people simply make time for, not unlike a big concert or movie. We made the sermon the hinge for the service, with time for repentance, giving, communion, and most of the congregational singing following the sermon to provide people an opportunity to process God's Word and respond to his initiation in their lives.

Three things I particularly appreciate about this: 1) the centrality of the Word, 2) worship songs being used as a means for the church to respond to God's Word, and 3) weekly communion.

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